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Fake News Debunked: Senate Intel Report Found NO EVIDENCE Russia Hacked the Vote in 2016

The anti-Trump propagandists are desperate to keep this conspiracy theory going.

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A newly-invented Russophobic trope that has circulated throughout the fake news over the past week is the notion that Russia hacked all 50 states during the 2016 election cycle based off of the findings in a Senate Intelligence report, implying that their interference was the reason Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.

News entities such as the New York Times, Esquire, PBS NewsHour, CNet, Daily Beast, Yahoo News, and many others have ran misleading headlines to gin up the Russian threat. Some have claimed that Russians “hacked” all 50 states, others say they “targeted” all 50 states, but the narrative is clear: Be very, very afraid of the evil Rooskies, and their threatening behavior against our democracy.

Left-wing journalist Michael Tracey, who is one of the few liberals with the courage to speak truth to power regarding the Russian collusion hoax, cited the report itself to expose the dirty tricks of the smear merchants in a series of tweets.

Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Christopher Krebs dismissed the alleged threat while appearing on Capitol Hill in 2017.

Once again, the fake news is relying on the ignorance of the public to create false perceptions about the threat Russia poses to our democratic elections. Meanwhile, Google executives are being caught bragging about how they plan to manipulate their algorithms to prevent the re-election of Trump in 2020.

If there is a real threat to electoral integrity in the United States, it is coming from Big Tech not Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin.

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Twitter Posts Job Posting for Developing Paid Subscription Service; Will Platform Become Pay-to-Use?

Will it lead to the downfall of the platform?

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Shares for Twitter’s stock surged more than 8% on Wednesday as the company posted an online job listing for a developer who would work on a new system designed as a pay-to-use platform.

The job listing advertises the opening for a project team termed “Gryphon.” The company describes the team as creating a “subscription platform” that “can be reused by other teams in the future.”

In a statement to CNN on the job listing, Twitter underplayed the announcement, stating that it was only a job listing, not a product announcement.

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CEO Jack Dorsey has resisted shareholder demands to reorganize Twitter to prioritize profitability, most recently fending off a buyout attempt staged by oligarch Paul Singer challenging his leadership of the company. Dorsey kept his position of power over the company after reaching an agreement with profit-hungry shareholders, and the new development of paid subscription software could signal he intends to further satisfy them.

The company’s major investors will likely be pleased by any sign the company intends to convert its service into a pay-to-use model, evolving away from the tradition business model of micro-targeted ads towards its user base. However, a change to a subscription model could prove to be a threat to Twitter’s appeal, especially when newer free speech platforms are gunning for the platform’s user base and the company caves to the demands of censorious liberal journalists in suspending a variety of public figures deemed inconvenient to the neoliberal societal model.

Ultimately, the greed and thirst for power of the privileged elites of Silicon Valley could possibly bring about an end to their era of domination over online political speech, heralding a renaissance of the internet.

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